Instructor Training Course

Instructor Course Koh Tao with Phoenix Divers

Our 14-day instructor training course (ITC) with Instructor Trainer Rory will take you from Divemaster to ‘Open Water Instructor’. The SSI Instructor course will involve a combination of classroom presentations, swimming pool & open water work, theory work and a final Instructor Examination.

By the end of the Instructor Course and the final instructor exam you will be able to confidently teach new divers to become ‘Open Water Divers’ and also certify divers for the Advanced Adventurer, Diver Stress and Rescue, Enriched Air Nitrox and perfect buoyancy programmes.

64,000 ฿

Deposit: 14,000 ฿

SSI Instructor Course Koh Tao Schedule –

The schedule will be tailored to the ability and size of the group. The first 12 days of the 14-day Instructor course will all be about preparing for the 2 day Instructor Examination (IE) which is held by SSI and will test your diving knowledge both in and out the water.

We start instructor training courses every month. See a full schedule for 2019 here.

Instructor Internships with Phoenix Divers Koh Tao

We also offer Instructor internships to help you gain work experience. The instructor internship includes 4 specialties, an upgrade to Advanced Open Water Instructor and the chance to certify 20 real divers for different courses. Send us a message for more information.

Instructor Course Koh Tao Price includes –

  • All certification costs and course materials
  • Instructor examination (IE)
  • High quality instruction tailored to individuals in small group sizes


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 75 logged dives
  • Hold a valid Divemaster (or equivalent) certification
  • Be certified in Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Be medically fit to dive
  • Valid first aid and o2 provider certification from the last 2 years

Meet the Instructor Trainer for your Instructor Training Course

Rory is originally from England and has worked at Phoenix Divers for over 4 years. Rory has certified over 500 divers and in 2017 he won an award from SSI for being one of the top 5 certifying instructors in the world.


Instructor Training Course

64,000 ฿

When you book online you will receive a confirmation email so we can –

  • Book your preferred type of accommodation
  • Confirm the date of your arrival
  • Confirm the date you want to start the course
  • Organise a taxi to pick you up from the pier